SANFORD, Fla. -- On Nov. 5, just minutes before high noon, a then-unknown gunman brazenly walked into the Harbor Community Bank, 251 West First St., and stuck a handgun in the face of a teller before fleeing with the loot in one hand and gun in the other.
"The suspect brandished a firearm and demanded money from a bank employee," Sanford cop Ronny Neal told Headline Surfer® and other Central Florida media outlets that day. "It is unknown the amount of money obtained. "
And Neal emphasized, "Furthermore, the suspect fled the scene and is considered armed and dangerous."
That's an understatement, if there ever was one, considering Sanford police have been looking for him for close to a month now.
And they could really use your help, Joe and Jane citizen.
That's an understatement, if there ever was one, considering Sanford police have been looking for him for close to a month now. And they could really use your help Joe and Jane citizen.
So earlier on this Tuesday with Thanksgiving weekend in the rear mirror, the authorities say they know who the suspected armed robber is, identifying him as 47-year-old Sean Beaton.
Sanford cops are hoping a photo they have emailed to Headline Surfer® and other area news organizations will lead to the suspected armed robber's capture.
Anyone with information on Sean Beaton's whereabouts can call Crimeline at 800 423-TIPS (8477) or visit www.crimeline.org. Calls made to Crimeline remain anonymous and tips to Crimeline that lead to solving a felony case makes the tipster eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.